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The Anderson County High School girls' soccer team might not be heading to the Olympics, but the Lady Bearcats are gold medalists.
For the Bluegrass State Games, that is.
The Lady Bearcats captured the statewide competition for the first time in history Sunday when they defeated North Oldham 3-2 in the gold medal game at Lexington.
Anderson upended Covington Holy Cross 2-0 in the semi-final round of the competition and had beaten Somerset and Hopkinsville by identical 6-0 scores in Saturday's contests.
While the games do not count in the regular high school season standings, the program's first gold medal figures to be a sign of good things to come.
"This weekend was great. I took two teams and only had about 30 kids, so some of the varsity players were actually left off of the gold medal team so I could have enough players for the second team," said veteran coach Jason Earnest.
"The other team lost to George Rogers Clark 2-1 and tied Louisville Male 1-1.
"Also good results, but were not good enough to advance to Sunday's round of games.
"I am extremely proud of the girls. We should be very, very good this year, the best team I have ever coached. The talent is outstanding.
"We are looking forward to the season."